Bill Burr, the renowned comedian, is about to make his directorial debut on Netflix with the much-anticipated comedy film, Old Dads. Slated for release on October 20, this hilarious take on fatherhood promises to be a must-watch.
As the premiere date inches closer, Netflix has just dropped the official trailer, giving us a glimpse into the world of “Old Dads.”
The Heart of “Old Dads”
“Old Dads” is centered around a trio of fathers who find themselves grappling with the joys and challenges of parenthood at an age when most people are planning their retirements. These three lifelong friends, already tightly bonded, now share a common journey—embracing fatherhood later in life.
Their adventure takes them through the highs and lows of parenting, from adapting to this monumental life change to dealing with school principals and struggling to keep up with the ever-evolving world of trends.
The trailer kicks off with Bill Burr’s voiceover, revealing his long-cherished dream of becoming a father, even if it took him a whopping 46 years to get there. The accompanying footage showcases Burr coming to the aid of an injured child, albeit with some unconventional parenting methods. And no, he won’t be taking advice from younger, more ‘in the know’ parents.
“Old Dads” – Beyond Fatherhood
While “Old Dads” provides plenty of laughs with its portrayal of the trio’s struggles with fatherhood, it also delves into the challenges they face in adapting to a rapidly changing world.
One memorable scene in the trailer sees them meeting with a young CEO, representing a company that has transformed into a “gender-neutral, carbon-neutral, 21st-century lifestyle brand.” (Try saying that five times fast.) It’s clear that the trio is grappling with the evolving landscape.
Moreover, not everyone in the group has bid farewell to their flip phones, and they all find it challenging to accept that what was once considered cool is now woefully outdated.
Behind the Scenes of “Old Dads”
“Old Dads” is a labor of love from Bill Burr, who not only directed the film but also co-wrote it. Collaborating on the screenplay is documentary filmmaker Ben Tischler. The production boasts a stellar lineup of producers, including Monica Levinson, Bill Block, and Mike Bertolini. Miramax, All Things Comedy, and All of Us Productions are the driving forces behind this cinematic venture.
In addition to the talented trio of Burr, Cannavale, and Woodbine, the film features a star-studded cast, including Katie Aselton (The League), Reign Edwards (Snowfall), Rachael Harris (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Miles Robbins (Blockers), and Jackie Tohn (GLOW), among others.
Mark Your Calendar for “Old Dads”
“Old Dads” is all set to premiere on Netflix on October 20, promising laughter and insight into the world of fatherhood and generational change. With Bill Burr at the helm, you can expect a unique take on the challenges and joys of being an “old dad.” So, mark your calendar and get ready to embark on a comedic journey like no other.
For now, dive into the hilarious trailer below to get a taste of what “Old Dads” has in store for you:
With its witty humor and relatable scenarios, this film is sure to strike a chord with audiences of all ages. Whether you’re a parent or not, “Old Dads” promises a hearty dose of laughter and a poignant reminder that it’s never too late to embrace new challenges, even if you’re an “old dad.”
Don’t miss out on this comedy gem when it premieres on Netflix on October 20. Bill Burr and his talented cast and crew are ready to take you on a laughter-filled journey through the trials and triumphs of parenthood. Get ready for a hilarious ride that will leave you with a smile on your face.